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Amistad 6 Group
In this Group: Noemi, Altagracia, Juana, Florentina, Carmen
Noemi is the coordinator of her group Amistad (Friendship), and her story is representative of her group and of Esperanza's Haitian and Dominican (many of whom recently emigrated to the DR from Haiti) clients generally. Her group is located in the areas surrounding El-Seibo, an agricultural community where running water (none of which is potable) and electricity are unreliable. She makes her home here in a simple, rented structure with her husband and their child.

Noemi is excited to be taking her fifth loan with Esperanza after having successfully repaid her previous loans and expanded her business. She plans to use this loan to invest in her business, running a beauty salon, by purchasing shampoos, rinses, hair dyes and other hair products. She will use the profits to invest in her current home by refinishing the floors and in her children by purchasing a computer for their education. Her long term goal is to purchase her own home. She thanks you all for your support.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Dominican Republic

  • $9,700
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Dominican Republic Loans Fundraising
  • $8,228,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 36.3
    Dominican Republic Pesos (DOP) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Amistad 6 Group's $1,750 loan helped a member hair products for her beauty salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2010
Feb 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2010